Olympic Predictions: Jamaica hopes to shut out USA says JAAA president

Dr. Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, outlined his association’s medal predictions for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Dr. Blake said Jamaica is going for a clean sweep of the men’s 100m medals and at least two in the women’s 100m and men’s 200m. He also expects Jamaica to sweep the 4x100m relays and medal in the mile relays.

In the men’s 4x100m, he said “I am expecting gold, in the men’s 4x400m; I am expecting no less than a silver and possibly a gold,” added Dr. Blake, who taken over the top job as president after the sudden passing of Howard Aris earlier this month.

He also has high hopes for the women’s and men’s sprint hurdles, along with both men’s and women’s one lap obstacle events.

Also, mentioned where made of Kenia Sinclair in the women’s 800m and Jovanne Jarrett in the women’s long jump.

At the last World Championships in Beijing, China, Jamaica won a record 13 medals. Overall, Jamaica has won a total of 55 medals at the Olympic Games, only one outside of track & field, dating back to 1948 also in London.